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Chef’s Table for Entrepreneurs Telesummit


“Real-world advice and not half-baked ideas.”

Patricia Weber and Monique MacKinnon are bringing to you:

"Chef’s Table for Entrepreneurs: Entrepreneurial VIP Experience of the New Decade"

Patricia Weber

Patricia WeberAbout Patricia:

Patricia Weber is an internationally recognized expert on radio and in print as a Business Coach for Introverts. She is a Coachville graduate, a Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner and a two-time award winner of Peninsula Women’s Networker of the Year (only the second member in its 28 years to receive this award twice.) Featured in numerous publications such as Entrepreneur, Training, and HR MyTime, Patricia knows what it takes to be successful and happy being authentic to an introvert style. Serving clients around the world since 1990, her expertise and experiences with an introvert “I” are in Sales, Marketing, Leadership, Presentations and in particular Networking. She combines 30 years of practical and successful sales and management experience to deliver coaching, teleclasses, eBooks, and training to help clients achieve results. Subscribe to her blog at www.patricia-weber.com

Monique MacKinnon

AMonique MacKinnonbout Monique:

Monique MacKinnon is a globally recognized creativity expert, speaker, and e-book and article author. Her specialty is teaching open-minded entrepreneurs and professionals worldwide how to meaningfully and profitably ground their inspirations and create a far-reaching impact in people’s lives.  Monique’s work is grounded in both practical and esoteric principles and includes expertise in hand analysis (via www.handanalysis.net) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP via www.wel-systems.com). Monique has 21 years’ experience in marketing, management, training, consulting and coaching. She was also featured in Time magazine for her inspiring workplace fitness leadership role and contributions at Fitness & Amateur Sport Canada, three short years after receiving an honours degree and Bilingual and Brilliant award from the University of Ottawa. Receive a free newsletter subscription at www.energeticevolution.com

"Chef’s Table for Entrepreneurs:

Entrepreneurial VIP Experience of the New Decade"


Here is the line up of speakers:

Andrew Winig, Delegate so Work Gets Done | Elevator Pitch Workshops Are there too many chefs in your kitchen? Ready, Set, Delegate

Andrew Winig, President of ImprovAndy, empowers business professionals to Delegate so Work Gets Done (www.ReadySetDelegate.com). He created the Collective Engineering™ Leadership Model based on his 20 years’ experience developing high-performing teams as an entrepreneur, software engineering manager, franchisee, and community leader.  Presently, he shares his unique and effective approach to teamwork through email newsletters, webinars, one-on-one coaching, and keynote speeches.

Andrew owns two Arlington, MA-based businesses, is past President of the Arlington Rotary Club and Co-Directs a yearly leadership weekend for 100 high school juniors. Plus, he holds a BSCS degree from Yale University, where he was awarded a magna cum laude and elected to the Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honors Society. Andrew has also been honored as the winner of the Sutton Inspiration Award and Paul Harris Service Award. He is also a 3-time nominee for Franchisee of the Year and a finalist for Small Business of the Year.

Bob Burg, Owner, Burg Communications, Author of The Go-Giver, and Internationally Acclaimed Speaker, How do you add the giving ingredient so your clients feel kneaded? Go Givers SELL more  

Bob regularly addresses audiences ranging in size from 50 to 16,000 – sharing the platform with notables including today’s top thought leaders, broadcast personalities Olympic athletes and political leaders.

One of his best-known books is “Endless Referrals: Network Your Everyday Contacts Into Sales” - selling over 175,000 copies and still going strong. His previous book (coauthored with John David Mann), is entitled, The Go-Giver. This business parable, touching hearts and building bigger bank accounts, shot to number 6 on the Wall Street Journal Business Bestsellers list just three weeks after its release.
His newest book, Go-Givers Sell More, just recently released, is also coauthored with John David Mann. This book applies the Five Laws of The Go-Giver directly to the selling process.

Bob is an advocate, supporter and defender of the Free Enterprise system, and believes the amount of money one makes is directly proportional to how many people they serve. 

Chalene Johnson, CEO of Powder Blue Productions, Lifestyle and Fitness Expert, Motivational Speaker and Celebrity Fitness Trainer Does your personal fitness flatter your business enough to help it rise? How fitness improves productivity  

Chalene is an entrepreneur, TV fitness personality, clothing designer, author, motivational speaker, choreographer, wife, mother of 2 and relatable girl next door. Chalene has appeared on countless talk and news programs including E!, ABC, NBC and Fox.

Now a world-renowned fitness expert with over 18 years of experience, Chalene is the CEO of Powder Blue Productions, a fitness company she started in a spare bedroom. Chalene has created some of the Nation's most popular exercise formats including Turbo Kick® www.turbokick.com/index.php?content=what_is_tk , and Turbo Jam™ www.turbokick.com/index.php?content=TurboJam  to name a couple. To date, in excess of 35,000 fitness instructors have trained through Chalene's programs with millions of American’s participating in Turbo Kick®   workouts at health clubs across the globe. The popularity of her unique workouts also helped create her own brand of fitness apparel, Turbo Wear™ www.turbokick.com/store/home.php?mode=home_custom . Despite her success, Chalene teaches group fitness classes in her home town 6 days a week and is there for her children at the end of the school day. 

Davette Harvey, Business Strategist, Entrepreneur Educator, Trainer, Coach and Host of the Entrepreneur Zone BlogTalk Radio Show Promote yourself to head chef and experience more business success: Entrepreneurial Leadership

Davette, Founder and CEO of Davette Harvey Companies, is committed to being a force within the entrepreneur development industry. She has been training, educating, and coaching entrepreneurs for 11+ years. She is the private holder of three strategic businesses:

1. The Global Institute of Enterprise Development: An online entrepreneurship distant and continuing education provider for the serious entrepreneur!  
2. The Entrepreneur Zone: Features industry thought leaders that share insights into all of the dynamics and facets of entrepreneurial success.
3. Amenique Community Relations: A coaching practice that develops entrepreneurial leaders and strategic plans for business success.

Davette holds a B.S. from Ferris State University, M.A. from Michigan State University in Advertising, and an NxLevel Certification from the Global Business Institute. Presently, she is enrolled in Doctoral studies at Argosy University, in Higher Education Instructional Leadership, and is Co-Chair of Northern California University’s Accreditation Committee. 

Denise Kirk-Murray, MBA, owner, EntrepreneurTraining.com, Finance professional with expertise in business credit, entrepreneur training and business coaching, How you can fool proof your oven to turn those cookies into cash: Money Mystery: Unlock the Key to Financing Your Business in Tough Economic Times

Denise, founder of EntrepreneurTraining.com, has over 20 years experience as a business owner, finance professional, consultant and business coach, instructor and public speaker. Denise worked in the banking industry on small business issues and was Director of Finance for an economic development corporation, managing small business loan funds.

Denise developed the EntrepreneurTraining.com small business management course, U SMALL BIZ, -  a 15 module training program with critical steps to start a successful business. As an instructor at St. John's University, she taught business courses including "How to Run a Successful Homebased Business."

Her articles have been featured in numerous publications and she frequently speaks on small business and banking issues.
Denise has a BS and MBA in Finance from St. John's University and is a graduate of Coach U.  She created and hosts the Coach U Business Coaching Special Interest Group (SIG), an international forum for business coaches worldwide. 

L. Drew Gerber, Owner & CEO of Blue Kangaroo, Inc. and Wasabi Publicity, Inc. Creator of PitchRate.com and PressKit247.com How more than a sprinkle or dash of media coverage can rise your business to the top: Catapult Your Business with Media Coverage Slide Show 

Drew is CEO of Wasabi Publicity, Inc. (www.PublicityResults.com www.publicityresults.com) and creator of www.PitchRate.com www.pitchrate.com, a free media tool that connects journalists, publicists, and experts.

Gerber's business practices and staffing innovations have been revered by PR Week, Good Morning America and the Christian Science Monitor. His companies handle international PR campaigns and his staff develops online press kits for authors, speakers and companies with Online PressKit 24/7, a technology he developed. 

Jon W. Hansen, Host  at PI Window on Business Show, a Featured Show across the Blog Talk Radio Do you know how to use these internet ingredients for a lasting brand that will satisfy any hungry entrepreneur's customers? Leveraging Internet radio and Podcasting to Establish a Sustainable Brand. 

Jon is a highly acclaimed international speaker, whose Procurement Insights Social Media Network reaches 1.2 million syndicated subscribers each month worldwide. He has written more than 700 articles and papers on subjects ranging from supply chain optimization to the evolution of sustainable purchasing practices. 

Jon is also the host of the highly acclaimed PI Window on Business Show on Blog Talk Radio (BTR).  He has welcomed leaders and bestselling authors from the world of business discussing both timely and thought provoking topics.

He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, “Your Show Will Go Live in 5 Seconds (Confessions of a Blog Talk Radio Host) www.amazon.com/Your-Show-Seconds-Confessions-Radio/  a comprehensive guide to how both individuals and organizations can leverage Internet Radio and PODcasting to establish a sustainable brand in social media. His second book "What Are You Waiting For? So Act Already! (The Unsociable Business of Social Networks And Why The So Act Social Network Will Change The World) www.lulu.com/content/e-book/what-are-you-waiting-for ," is currently available in eBook format, and hard copy. 

Michael Hartzell, Inbound Marketing Professor / Management Consulting, Recipient of 8 Sales Growth Awards, 25 years’ experience in the restaurant industry, Author of “You?  Own a Restaurant?  How Ready Are You?” Is your business recipe for success producing rave reviews? Five Essentials to Business Success AKA Use Edutainment to Make Them SMink

Michael is an Inbound Marketing Certified Professional, writer, speaker, marketing coach and recipient of multiple sales awards. With 30 years of restaurant experience as a district leader, owner and consultant, hospitality is always top of mind for him. More recently, Michael co-authored: “The Reality of ROI & Social Media Marketing”. Michael is also a member of the American Marketing Association and blogs at www.michaelhartzell.com. 

Richard Francis Right People, Right Businesses, Right Reasons, Owner at Boardroom Breakthrough You don't need three years in catering college to cook good food: Learn about IQ, EQ, SQ and other key ingredients for business success. 

Richard has spent over two decades selling, marketing, building channels and relationships with people to forge significant and sustainable results. He uses this knowledge to help others find their breakthrough formulas to success.

Richard is a lifelong devotee of crafting and refining knowledge and is always looking for useful connections that allow better application of learning into action. He has worked for and with many companies, including Intel, Hewlett-Packard and Sony. He has also managed a small but complex overseas property business. So, he has empathy with entrepreneurs at all levels of business – and not just in boardrooms but also at all levels right down to the shop floor.

Richard likes to see the right people in the right businesses for the right reasons. This generally tends to make for better results and happier people driving them.  

Sally Shields, author of Daughter-in-Law Rules and other Rules books, speaker, radio personality, award-winning pianist and composer Is your marketing appetizing enough to make your clients salivate? Publicity Secrets Revealed

Sally is an award-winning pianist, composer, speaker, author and radio personality. Co-host of the exciting new BlogTalkRadio show, “Blurb!” Shields is a frequent contributor to various magazines, and has been featured in Star Magazine, Obvious, My Day, Girlfriendz, For the Bride and many others.
Endorsed by Dr. Laura Schlessinger and Martha Stewart, she has appeared on Fox and Friends, Rachel Ray, and  is a repeat guest on the nationally syndicated The Daily Buzz with her Wedding Showers #1 Amazon.com bestseller, THE DAUGHTER-IN-LAW RULES!
While not traveling and speaking, she lives at home in New York City with her husband  and two children.  

Snowden McFall, Stress and Motivation Expert, Owner, Fired Up! and Brightwork Advertising, and author Fired Up and new book on stress Is an overwhelming menu causing client indecision? Stress Express for Entrepreneurs: 15 Instant Stress Relievers™ 

Snowden, professional speaker, trainer and author, is the owner of 27- year old Brightwork Advertising and Training and 14-year old Fired Up. She has written 5 books, including Fired Up!, which has sold  63,000+ copies, and Stress Express! 15 Instant Stress Relievers. She has been speaking for 20 years about motivation, marketing, stress management, teambuilding and communication, and has appeared on 300 radio shows, CNN Financial News, The Home Shopping Network, Bloomberg Television, Investors Business Daily, and foxnews.com.
As co- founder of “Success for Women Entrepreneurs” in New Hampshire, Snowden's work has garnered national media attention. She was named National Women in Business Advocate of the Year by the Small Business Administration and honored at a White House ceremony and Congressional luncheon. She was chosen as finalist for “New England Entrepreneur of the Year” by Inc. Magazine, and voted Small Business Leader of the Year by the Professional Women’s Council.  

Tina Forsyth, CEO at OnlineBusinessManager.com and Creator of The Stop Settling Manifesto - Taking a Stand on Creating the Best Virtual Support Team for You and Your Business Shhh, keep this secret recipe in the family: The 7 Keys to Hiring a Virtual Support Team that Boosts your Income (and doesn't just drain your bank account) 

Tina is a leading authority on building virtual teams to help your business thrive. As author of Becoming an Online Business Manager and founder of the International Association of Online Business Managers, she specializes in training and coaching business owners and virtual teams on revenue streams, operations management and team development to create a strong business foundation.

Since 1999, she has helped to build and manage many 6 and 7 figure businesses and knows firsthand how to implement a strong business foundation and the team to support it. Her latest project is the THRIVE Hiring System, where she helps entrepreneurs get clear on who they need to hire, where to find them, and how to work together to get the right support to help your business thrive.

Her mission is to train top-notch high-level virtual support professionals and connect them with the business owners who desperately need their help.

These names should have you looking forward to more.  

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